Cherima Chungag

cherima@equalityohio.org Cherima Chungag (she/her/hers) is a recent graduate of University of Michigan, where she received her degree in Sociology with a concentration in Community Action and Social Change. While in University, Cherima worked as the heads of the LGBT Issues Commission of Central Student Government and the Coalition for Queer People of Color as well as the Community Development Student Lead for University of Michigan’s Spectrum Center, the LGBT center on campus. Her work both in and out of the classroom facilitated her passion for helping disenfranchised communities through collaborative engagement and social-justice based initiatives.

After leaving university, Cherima was able to take what she had learned in school and apply it to her work with United Way, The Black Woman’s Center, and Cuyahoga County. She is currently the co-host of the socio-political radio show University of Common Sense with Art McKoy and an executive board member of The Black Women’s Center. Through her work, she has kept herself motivated by thoughts of systemic change. She’s done her best to help bring about this change by supporting the means to equity and informing and influencing public opinion in regards to the necessary steps we as a society must take to help the disenfranchised members in our communities.